In this document are 48 words that all kindergartners should know by that end of kindergarten. Depending on your district, you may have more or less that are required.
***The document has red hearts with black lettering. In the thumbnails it shows pinkish lettering. Also each word DOES FIT on the heart it is on which is also not shown correctly in the thumbnail.***
When I taught kindergarten last year we called them "heart" words because the students had to know them by heart. Throughout the year during writing time or shared writing time we also drew a heart around the heart words if they happened to be in our writing.
I printed these on card stock and put them through a laminator. Then I put magnet tape on the back of each one so that it can go on our "heart" word wall! The students were able to access the heart words and take them back to their seat to spell them in their writing and then were able to place them back on the wall!